Rafael Nadal is returning to competition today, August 4 at the ATP 500 Citi Open, where he’s facing American Jack Sock in the second round. The Spaniard will play at the event for the first time in his prolific career. Here, check out everything there’s to know about this tennis match such as the preview, information, head-to-head, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
After taking time apart from tour, missing Wimbledon and the Olympic Games, Nadal is starting his preparation for the US Open, which starts on August, 30. The 20-time Grand Slam champion usually doesn't return to tour this early for the last part of the season. But without playing a tournament in nearly two months, he certainly needs to catch up if wants to have a triumph in New York.
His first opponent will be Jack Sock, who reached the second round after the withdrawal of Yoshito Nishioka when he was up 7-6 (3), 0-4. Now, the American, ranked 192, will have a bigger test against Nadal. The last few years have been rough for Sock, but he is increasing his form and he’s trying to come back to the elite.
Rafael Nadal vs Jack Sock: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021.
Time: 7:00 PM (ET)
Location: Court TBD, William Fitzgerald Tennis Center, Washington DC.
Rafael Nadal vs Jack Sock: Time by state in the US
ET: 7 PM
CT: 6 PM
MT: 5 PM
PT: 4 PM
Rafael Nadal vs Jack Sock: Head-to-head and storylines
Nadal and Sock have faced each other five times, including the Laver Cup, and the Spaniard have won it all. However, they haven't met since 2017, when they played in the Laver Cup and the Masters of Rome. Their last encounter in hard court was also in 2017, at the Miami Open, with Nadal winning easily in straight sets.
How to watch or live stream Rafael Nadal vs Jack Sock in the US
The match between Rafael Nadal and Jack Sock to be played on Wednesday, August 4 at the William Fitzgerald Tennis Center for Round of 32 at the Citi Open in Washington DC will be broadcasted in the US by Tennis Channel.
Rafael Nadal vs Jack Sock: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US had already made their predictions for this game. According to FanDuel, Rafa Nadal is the strong favorite with odds of -1200. Meanwhile, Jack Sock has odds of +690.
*Odds by FanDuel